This audio edition, featuring Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley's masterful narration, contains the complete text of Paramahansa Yogananda's life story, an absorbing account of a singular search for Truth. Yogananda describes his experiences with modern-day saints and illuminated masters of India, and presents a definitive introduction to the whole science and philosophy of Yoga.
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"A superb audio translation....Extraordinary work." (Library Journal)
"Ben Kingsley's smooth, articulate performance makes the formal writing style accessible to the listener." (AudioFile)
I had started Reading the Kindle format several times but found it difficult to get beyond a few chapters. Ben Kingsley's narration brings the book alive keeping the reader engaged through to the end of this important work.
anyone on a spiritual path can only profit from this book, read or listen to it often. Anyone not on a spiritual path should not see reading or listening to this book as an accident encouter. The truths expressed in this book are more valuable than gold or diamonds
First, Ben Kingsley is an absolute pleasure and joy to listen to and for a work as long as this, delivers a flawless performance. I never tired of hearing him, nor this story. Following that, I looked forward to every moment of 'down time' (folding laundry, doing dishes, driving, walking my dogs) where I could absorb more of this incredible autobiography! It is so well written and inspiring on so many levels!
The book itself and the performance are great but this is a book that is better read than listening to. Much of the content might be lost since most people cannot listen to the entire book in one sitting.
Yogananda is a very inspiring figure and guru. I purchased the audiobook to listen to in the car and as others say in their reviews the book is calming and pleasant. I own the printed book and have read it firsthand so the audio book is more of a complimentary listen while I drive.
Ben Kingsley does an excellent job reading this book. He is a professional and does not drone through the reading. Much of the content is heartfelt and you can hear his enjoyment throughout. Don't listen to the other reviews about the reading, he does an excellent job. The Kingsley version is much better to listen to than the other.. All the inflections are correct and there is emotion in the words as Ben reads them. If you cannot read the book, this version is the next best thing.
"Humbling, Entertaining and Instructive"
An enjoyable book detailing Paramahansa Yogananda's life and the trials, frustrations and wisdom that was revealed to him from the likes of Sri Yukteswar and Babaji. His stories are entertaining, amusing and carry great teaching. The narrative by Sir Ben Kingsley is perfect for this book and is beautifully read by him.
Yes, the narration brings it to a whole new level, you can tell Ben was really enjoying this.
I really enjoyed this book, it made me look at like in an entirely different way, fans of the secret would enjoy listening to this.
It took me a little while to get into this book, but once I did I am grateful I stayed with it.
"A golden insight into the spiritual world"
An wonderful account of how the teachings of the world's religions fuse and interconnect into a singular spiritual message and truth
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